The Anglo-Boer War (1899 - 1902) was a watershed period for all southern Africans. It was a time of dreadful hardship for all its people. The burghers of the Boer republics bore the brunt of this hardship. It went beyond the expected loss of lives of the men on active duty to the incarceration of women and children and the willful destruction of homes and
livestock. Amidst this holocaust, one woman stands tall as she refuses to surrender to the hopelessness of the situation. She is determined to break the shackles of her conservative upbringing and to persevere until she has what is rightfully hers. Her quest for the love of her child and his father is undeterred. Will she prevail?